Bulawayo mourns death of town clerk
BULAWAYO— The city of Bulawayo’s town clerk of six years, Middleton Nyoni passed away at a Harare hospital on Sunday night.
In a press statement, Bulawayo Mayor, Thaba Moyo said his passing away was “untimely” and had plunged the country’s second largest city and entire nation at large into mourning.
In his role as the town clerk, Nyoni was responsible for leading the city into the new millennium and ensured that the city was kept abreast of changes and developments taking place on the global stage. “He was also key in enhancing the city’s reputation of efficiency and transparency and ensured that Bulawayo City Council (BCC) continued to provide quality services with its core business albeit with limited resources”, said Moyo.
Additional duties on the late Nyoni also included creating an environment that put increasing emphasis on productivity, cost effectiveness and team work amongst all players. Under his watch, the BCC introduced the Integrated Results Based Management, an initiative of the Ministry of Local Government and National Housing.
While in office, Nyoni also had oversight of numerous achievements in Bulawayo which included the development of the first local authority call centre, development of the first Water and Waste Water Master plan, and the setting up of the city of Bulawayo GIS Office.
Nyoni has worked in different positions in the BCC which includes the Treasury and Accounting departments. He is survived by his wife Thabiso Nyoni (nee Phaswana) and four children. “The City of Bulawayo joins the Nyoni family and the entire Bulawayo community in mourning the sad loss of Middleton Nyoni”, added Moyo. Mourners are gathered at Number 5 Inglewood Place, Woodlands in Bulawayo.